Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/1786
Title: Gwynfryn Deeds
Short title: Gwynfryn estate, Llanystumdwy, deeds
Dates of creation: 1688-1926
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 107 items
Name of creator(s): Gwynfryn estate
Administrative and biographical history: Richard Ellis (-1805) of Gwynfryn, Llanystumdwy, Caernarfonshire, married Catherine, daughter of Richard Nanney of Cefndeuddwr, Merionethshire, in 1757. Their son, David Ellis Nanney (d 1819), left his estate to his nephew, Owen Jones (1790-1870) of Brynhir, Criccieth, Caernarfonshire, and of Cefndeuddwr, who assumed the additional name of Ellis-Nanney. Owen's eldest son and heir was Hugh John Ellis Nanney, created a baronet in 1897. The Gwynfryn estate had links with the Mostyn estate, Flintshire, and included land in Caernarfonshire, Merionethshire, and elsewhere in England and Wales. The estate was administered by Messrs Tyrer, Kenion, Tyrer and Simpson, Solicitors, of Liverpool, Lancashire.
Scope and content: Deeds, wills and other records, of the Gwynfryn estate, Mostyn estate and others, 1688-1926, relating to properties in Llanystumdwy, Bangor, Clynnog, Llanllyfni, Criccieth, Botwnnog, Llanaelhaearn, Llanbeblig, Llandudno, Llannor, Llanengan, Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Denio and elsewhere in Caernarfonshire, Llanelltyd, Trawsfynydd, Llanfachreth and elsewhere in Merionethshire, Llanfaelog and Llanidan, Anglesey, Llanrwst and elsewhere in Denbighshire, and in Cheshire, Flintshire, Pembrokeshire and Surrey; miscellaneous letters, 1822-1931, mainly relating to solicitors, including Messrs Tyrer, Kenion, Tyrer and Simpson of Liverpool; plans relating to properties in Llanfaelog and Denio, 1839-1919; papers relating to the sale of Belan, Llanfaelog, 1919; and lists and miscellaneous items, 1823-1891.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Gwynfryn deeds; Mostyn deeds; miscellaneous deeds; letters; plans; and miscellaneous.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: No information found
Related units of description: Further records relating to the Gwynfryn estate are in Caernarfon Record Office, XM/1761.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Gweithredordd Gwynfryn ac eraill parthed Sir Gaernarfon, Sir Fôn a Sir Ddinbych/Gwynfryn Deeds and others relating to Caernarvonshire, Anglesey and Denbighshire, catalogue; Griffith, John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Wrexham, 1998 reprint).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: July 2004